An Introduction to Music Therapy

Author: William Barron Davis
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ISBN: 9781884914201
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The book provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of music therapy for the 21st century. It looks at where we have been, where we are today, and where we might be in the future. Combining sound pedagogy with recent research findings, this new edition has been updated and expanded to reflect changes in music therapy practice over the past nine years. Part I includes definitions of music therapy, indicates typical clinical settings, traces historical developments within the profession, and describes how humans respond to musical stimuli. Part II is devoted to specific clinical populations most frequently served by music therapists, and therapeutic approaches suitable for different clientele. Part III, professional issues in music therapy, gives the reader information about the music therapy treatment process, professional ethics, and research methodology commonly employed by music therapists. Although written primarily as an introduction to the field, it is also appropriate for use by music therapy clinicians and practitioners in other helping professions who wish to learn more about how music is used with persons who have illnesses or disabilities. This book was written especially for dedicated students and professionals who believe they can make a difference in the lives of these people who have special needs.

An Introduction to Music Therapy

Author: William Barron Davis
Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780697120472
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Available for the first time in paperback, this low-cost, high-quality guide to music therapy thought, research, and practice is the ideal text for a one semester overview and the perfect handbook for the practicing professional. You'll find that Davis, Gfeller, and Thaut's detailed descriptions of the populations most likely to receive music therapy are strongly supported by background material and extensive references, helping students build a firm base from which to explore the range of current healing modalities.

Music Therapy Education and Training

Author: Karen D. Goodman
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398086095
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Written by a senior clinician and educator in order to meet the needs of prospective and current educators, clinical supervisors and students of music therapy, this book provides an overview and detailed commentary about all aspects of professional and advanced education and training in music therapy. Major topics include: (1) historical perspective and review of academic standards defined by both the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), faculty qualifications, levels of practice suggested by levels of educational programming, post-graduate training and distance learning. (2) incorporating, contextualizing and extending music and clinical foundations into music therapy coursework while teaching music therapy foundations at successive levels of depth. (3) detailed suggestions for training the student in practice competencies- both practicum and internship. (4) historical commentary on how competencies for advanced practice were composed and how revised standards will play a part in the development of masters and doctoral programs in the United States. (5) analysis of the coursework in 32 graduate programs across the United States in order to suggest the current use of coursework in meeting advanced competency areas. (6) reflection on relevant learning theory, learning styles, student development phases, and application to music therapy pedagogy and evaluation. (7) information related to admissions, advisement, retention, teaching and evaluation techniques in music therapy programs. (8) review of music therapy programs in 30 countries which concludes with a discussion of common themes and issues in the development of international education and training. As we consider the ongoing challenges in the United States and throughout the world to develop curriculum that is appropriate to various degree levels and changing professional entry standards, this book will prove an important resource. With a foreword by Dr. Suzanne Hanser and appendices which include a listing and analysis of sixty years of books published in music therapy, this book is an invaluable addition to the music therapy literature.

Defining Music Therapy

Author: Kenneth E. Bruscia
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937440572
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The third edition of this book is the culmination of a 25 year project aimed at conceptualizing music therapy in a critically inclusive and integrative way.

Guitar Songbook for Music Therapy

Author: KATHRYN SCHELDT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609743547
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A collection of tunes representing a diversity of ideas, experiences, and geographic locations, this songbook provides a resource for use in clinical, educational, recreational, and religious settings. Designed to allow even a beginning guitarist to lead singing, the songs are written in standard notation with rhythm chord symbols and diagrams. Lyrics are given for all of the songs, with creative adaptations included with some melodies. Sample guitar accompaniment patterns are given in notation and tablature.

Music and Soulmaking

Author: Barbara J. Crowe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810851436
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Explores new avenues in music therapy. The author discusses connections between music therapy and theorizes that every little nuance found in nature is part of a dynamic system in motion.

Music Therapy and Early Childhood

Author: Elizabeth Schwartz
Publisher: Barcelona Pub
ISBN: 9781891278532
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A comprehensive guide to music therapy with young children, providing a detailed examination of development from birth to age five, with theoretical perspectives and extensive scales of developmental milestones. Information is compiled in nine different chronological periods, including benchmarks for physical, sensory, motor, cognitive, emotional/social, and language development. The book then synthesizes current research on musical development in young children and provides lists of musical behaviors as well as a presentation of the theories of musical development proposed by Briggs/Bruscia and Edwin Gordon.

The New Music Therapist s Handbook

Author: Suzanne B. Hanser
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476867151
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(Berklee Guide). This completely updated and revised edition reflects the latest developments in the field of music therapy. Includes an introduction to the profession, guidelines for setting up a practice, new clinical applications, and helpful case studies a must for students and professionals alike.